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    Decent covers?

    Moved back to Wellington recently, my el-cheapo trademe nylon bike cover was an absolute pig to get on in the wind. Second day it blew a few blocks away (miraculously a housemate saw it and walked with it), so I had to bungee it on. By the third day it had completely shredded - unfortunately the car port is very exposed to wind.

    I popped into the shop the other day and covers were surprisingly expensive at $120+

    Maybe that's just what one needs to pay for something decently tough? If I do, I'd like to have a recommendation on something folks have had for a while that's lasted.

    Slight side note - is there anything a motorbike cover can do its design to make it easier to put on and keep on?

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    Can you spend the money enclosing in the carport with cheap tarpaulin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Can you spend the money enclosing in the carport with cheap tarpaulin?
    and earplugs to limit the noise from it flapping in the wind....

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    I used a BBQ cover for a while. The shape helped to keep it on, it was cheap(ish), it was easy to deal with. This was not in Welly winds though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellywrestler View Post
    and earplugs to limit the noise from it flapping in the wind....
    Heck, drop a pair in the neighbours letterbox for goodwill gesture.
    I was assuming if it is exposed its not next to the house and one of those on another level.

    Probably doesn't have a roof, just a platform of wood precariously hung over a steep bank. Ahh Wellington. Geez we have some dicky streets.
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    I'd worry about the abrasive nature of some materials sawing back and forth in the wind vs the protection they offer considering the damp in winter will be all encompassing. Vs promising to wash it once a week and spray WD40 over everywhere safe to do so.
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    Having moved work to a new (exposed) location, a cover was needed.
    Ended up getting one of these: http://www.cycletreads.co.nz/product...ers_lined.aspx
    Seems to be solid tie-down points included, and an under-belly strap to pull it all in tight at the bottom.
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    RJAYs cover

    the RJays covers stay on well, heavy covering that have elasticised cords with hooks front and rear. Can be a faff to get it off though. I never had issues with it coming off by itself.
    The lining isn't that heat resistant either so they advise to wait for the bike to cool down a while before putting the cover on, I never did :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonicorn View Post
    the RJays covers stay on well, heavy covering that have elasticised cords with hooks front and rear. Can be a faff to get it off though. I never had issues with it coming off by itself.
    The lining isn't that heat resistant either so they advise to wait for the bike to cool down a while before putting the cover on, I never did :O
    Thanks for the recommendation!

    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post

    Probably doesn't have a roof, just a platform of wood precariously hung over a steep bank. Ahh Wellington. Geez we have some dicky streets.
    That's the ticket

    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Can you spend the money enclosing in the carport with cheap tarpaulin?
    Great idea - but sadly just living here shortish term!

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